Why am I a witch?

Hey everyone! Mysty here. Welcome to my pagan-witchy-blog.

So today I want to go through the reasons and episodes that I had which led me to being a witch.

Photo taken by me. Logan River.

UPDATES: August 2nd, 2019:

Hey guys, so I’m here today fixing up this post because of my recent post. Why I have to let go. https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/07/29/why-i-have-to-let-go/

So, being a witch has really blessed my life. It’s helped me take control of my addictions, my anger and frustration, anxiety and depression and has lifted me out of toxic mindsets.

My Craft comes from my heart and I feel like it’s more Druid and Shaman like than before. I speak with the pieces of the plants and herbs I use in my spells and rituals. I speak to the land spirits and the spirit inside me. I greet the dawn with a welcome and say, Hail.

Meditation and Journeying have really emphasized to me that my witchcraft days have only begun and there’s so much more for me to learn. I know I need to find a suitable teacher in this life soon, but someone that will also respect what I’ve learnt so far and how I’ve developed relationships with both my tools and ally’s (natural items like stones, crystals, candles, leaves, seeds, you name it).

I’ve been reading a lot of herbalism books and I would love to do more of that in my practices.

Journeys are becoming more prominent. I had a horse spirit come talk to me, and I saw the same horse the very next day. I played and patted him in real life and I feel like when he came to talk to me the night before, it was a sign that my work is becoming more involved with the spirit world and I need to trust in my own abilities just that little bit more. (Without certain events happening that day, I would have never met him, it really was an alignment)

I, and all of you, have these amazing gifts within us. Either you have awakened them, or starting to like me. Or, you’re putting it off, or it just doesn’t appeal to you and that’s okay. We can choose where our paths go in this life, but sometimes Spirit comes to talk to us and, some of us, (me included), were always meant to be in this line of service, and we have to be patient and listen. Others, don’t need to work with Spirit and that’s okay. There’s many lines and paths that we can all take on this magical journey, and they all lead to the center. (More information on that in this post) https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/07/24/health-issues-and-re-aligning/.

There’s something else I’ve learnt over the course of this year. Take everything you see on the internet with a pinch of salt. Mercury (and other planet) retrogrades are nothing more than a natural occurrence and optical illusion which covers reality. The reality of a retrograde is that particular planet LOOKS like its going backwards, only because it’s passing our orbit and we’re rotating in opposite directions. It doesn’t mean the planet is moving backwards, its moving forwards! It just LOOKS like it’s moving backwards.

Because of all this, astrologists have made up some gobbity-goop just so we can blame things time and time again on the retrograde and not on the real causes of the calamities that happen in these periods. Wake up.

My personal journey is taking a turn. I no longer look towards Deity’s for help. I look towards the universe itself. I send a prayer out into the universe every morning and I give gratitude every night and I really has changed my practice and my perspective on life. The universe is waiting to give us blessings and if that’s in the form of your personal Deity’s. Keep asking them for help and guidance, they are happy to help (most of the time).

My Deity’s definitely helped me to get to this point. I acknowledge the massive part they had to play within my journey so far, but I have to let go of my preconceived beliefs and look into the abyss. I have to take that leap of faith and land where ever Spirit wants me to go. I have to trust in the universe and my gut feelings that this is the path for me. I feel it within my whole body and in my heart that this is where I need to be. Why I started this journey in the first place was to find myself and the correct path for me. For now, I have. I say thank you to the path that brought me here, and I say welcome to the new one that awaits me.

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April 8th, 2019:

So, I really loved Nature as a kid. I would go outside and play. Play with stones, with rocks and stuff. I would chuck stuff into ponds that would dissolve and think, WOW that’s magical! I would get a rock and squish mock-orange oranges into a paste and well, I don’t remember the point of that one. But I do remember a lot of nature experiences that I had.

I had a lot of vivid dreams as a kid and I even still remember them to this day. I mean, as a twenty year old that’s quite an achievement because I don’t remember what I had for dinner three nights ago.

I remember smells and experiences from my childhood. And then school came around and I had a real trouble with school work. I could read really well but my spelling was awful and I didn’t know what clocks did even until 7th Grade (like 12 years old). So, fast forward into 12th Grade (last grade, being 16 years old) and I find out that I am dyslexic. It really shook me how all my teachers up to that point could not see my dyslexia. Like, holy shit were they blind.

Anyhow, so dyslexia funnily enough actually helps me visualise things in my mind in a 3D way. I can play videos in my mind and put rules on it (like gravity etc) so this really helps me in my Engineering Degree at the moment.

So, I use dyslexia in my magick too! Quite ironically. I can visualise really well and I can basically feel and see energy if I really want to.

So, in school, like probably 9th to 12th Grade I was looking into other religions and stuff and I came across Paganism and Witchcraft. I thought I was really interesting. But, I brushed it off after I finished school and didn’t touch it until maybe the end of the first year of my degree.

I started really researching, looking at books and then I had my first encounter with a Goddess. Athena. She is really fucking powerful, holy shit. Not to mention smart. So, she just waltzed into my house, gave me a copy of her big spear (It’s really sharp, silver, and shinny) and left.

That was probably the turning point in my discovery of the Craft. It made me realise that this stuff is actually real, and this included the visions of the future that I was having. She really was just protecting me and looking after me. So, I thank Athena all the time for her protection and even though she doesn’t really communicate with me all the time, I can feel her big presence when she’s in my house some times. Like right now. (I’m tingling all over right now and her big presence is in my house at the moment). She was the first Goddess to tell me that I’m not on this journey alone and so many gifts from my Spirit Guides have followed on from Athena.

The second gift was from my Spirit Guide, Mei. She is a Chinese Maiden from I think the Han Dynasty. In her Garden I went and she gave me a jade necklace, full of round beads. She was basically inviting me to the spirit world and welcoming me in. Kind of like a Spiritual Lei (For Hawaiians out there).

I then recently got gifted a black disc, from Warra my Kangaroo Spirit Guide, which transforms between a circle, rectangle and a square shape. This is like the screen between the spirit world and the physical world. After receiving that I had the huge blow out with a spirit which waltzed into my house a few months after! (Which is in the post How to help Earth Bound Spirits found here: https://mystnokomis.home.blog/2019/04/05/how-to-help-earth-bound-spirits/ )

So, that’s my journey so far in being a witch. My coming of witch story as some say.

I continue to be a witch because I know I can take control of my life and destiny is not set in stone. I create my own reality and witchcraft is a tool to do so. The most important tool is yourself in the Craft.

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Song of the Day: Persephone – Kellianna

Highest Blessings from me to you,

I wish you the best in your Craft.

Mysty.

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